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1 a : a place in which stores of wealth are kept
b : the place of deposit and disbursement of collected funds
: one where public revenues are deposited, kept, and disbursed
c : funds kept in such a depository
a : a governmental department in charge of finances and esp. the collection, management, and expenditure of public revenues
b : the building in which the business of such a governmental department is transacted
: a government security (as a note or bill) issued by the Treasury
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.